What's New To Netflix This Week? Movies, TV, And Originals (Jan. 12-18)

Learn about Betty White's life in a new documentary, or rewatch Big Fat Liar? The choice is yours.


Netflix is one of the biggest, most popular streaming services currently available. And every week, new content is released from movies to TV shows to original programming. So what's headed to Netflix this week? Well, there's something new coming out every day for the week of January 12-18, so check out the full list of releases below, along with a few recommendations.

On Sunday, a new documentary about one of America's favorite comedic actors arrives. Betty White: First Lady of Television chronicles the life of White, spending nearly 80 years working as an actor and producer in television. The PBS documentary aired last year, and aside from documenting her rise in the industry, the film also features interviews with Valerie Bertinelli, Georgia Engel, Tina Fey, and Ryan Reynolds.

There are a couple of Netflix originals that may pique your interest coming this week. On Wednesday, Season 6 of Grace and Frankie arrives. The series follows two women who become friends after their husbands leave them, for each other. The show has been nominated for numerous Emmy awards but has yet to win one. Also, Season 4 of Hip-Hop Evolution hits the service on Friday. The series covers the birth and growth of the hip-hop music genre, and it's a more in-depth look than we've ever seen before. This upcoming season explores artists like The Neptunes, T.I., Missy Elliot, Master P, and more.

Finally, if you just want to kick back and watch something you may have seen before, the bizarre kid's comedy Big Fat Liar arrives on Wednesday. The movie stars Frankie Muniz, Paul Giamatti, and Amanda Bynes. Muniz plays a pathological liar--who is neither big nor fat--whose story is stolen by a sleazy Hollywood producer (Giamatti). It's the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and it couldn't be more apparent, as the character's last names are "Shepard" and "Wolf," and the whole movie is about lying. Bynes plays Kaylee, and her character didn't get a last name. Let's just assume it's "Crier."

Below, you'll find everything coming to Netflix this week, and for more streaming news, check out what's coming to the service for January.

What's new to Netflix this week?

Sunday, January 12

  • Betty White: First Lady of Television

Monday, January 13

  • The Healing Powers of Dude

Tuesday, January 14

  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts
  • The Master

Wednesday, January 15

  • Big Fat Liar
  • Quien a hierro mata
  • Grace and Frankie: Season 6

Thursday, January 16

  • NiNoKuni
  • Steve Jobs

Friday, January 17

  • Ares
  • Hip-Hop Evolution: Season 4
  • Sex Education: Season 2
  • Tiny House Nation: Volume 2
  • Tyler Perry's A Fall from Grace
  • Vivir dos veces
  • Wer kann, der kann! (Germany's Nailed It!)

Saturday, January 18

  • The Bling Ring
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